Staffordshire Plate RacedaySaturday 6th May 2017

Racing on a plate:
Bet365 and The Sentinel sponsor the new Staffordshire Plate Raceday

bet365 have confirmed title sponsorship of the new Staffordshire Plate Raceday here at Uttoxeter Racecourse, alongside The Sentinel newspaper which will sponsor the rest of the day’s race card.

The Staffordshire Plate Raceday will be held on Saturday 6 May, just days after the county celebrates Staffordshire Day on 1 May.

The star event taking place here on 6 May is a Handicap Chase for 5 year olds, run over 3 miles and 2 furlongs – which is exactly the same distance as the Cheltenham Gold Cup.  The prize money is currently £25,000, and it is expected to attract a quality field.  The same race attracted quality horses in the form of Katkeau, Al Co and 2014 Grand National winner Pineau De Re.

The race has been held here at the time of the year in the past, but the decision to name the feature event The Staffordshire Plate will help to not only set it apart from the norm, but also celebrate the long and rich history of horseracing in this quiet corner of Staffordshire.

The new bet365 Staffordshire Plate is a celebration of all things Staffordshire and takes place just after Staffordshire. There will be plenty of entertainment for all the family, such as inflatable fun fairs,  ‘Last one standing’ inflatable course, trampolines and even The Mighty Smith Show!

With quality racing for the grown-ups and children’s entertainment over in our centre course family enclosure.

Whilst at the races pace yourself, allow one soft drink to every alcoholic drink. For more facts visit

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Admission Packages


Premier Enclosure gives you:

  • Access to all public areas on course
  • Superb viewing from Premier Grandstand
  • Access to the Premier Bar
  • Access to Hoops Champagne Bar

Grandstand & Paddock gives you:

  • Access to the Parade Ring
  • Access to the Betting Hall
  • Viewing from the Grandstand Steppings
  • Variety of Food Outlets

A firm favourite with families, Centre Course give you access to:

  • Bar Facilities
  • Food Outlets
  • Betting Facilities
  • Picnic Area

This package includes:

  • Grandstand & Paddock admisssion
  • Raceday programme
  • £2 tote bet
  • Welcome drink
  • Wrights Pie Meal Deal

The perfect introduction to a day at the races, this package includes:

  • Premier Admission
  • Race day programme
  • £5 tote bet
  • Welcome drink
  • Wrights Pie Meal Deal
  • An exclusive behind the scenes tour (subject to availability)

Hospitality Packages

Newly redeveloped in 2016, if you’re search of something extra special look no further than the 1907. This ‘rustic-modern’ restaurant brings the outdoors indoors whilst providing magnificent
panoramic views across the racecourse.

In the 1907 you can be sure to enjoy first-class service and exquisite food. Expect a sumptuous selection of starters, mouth-watering main courses, followed by a delicious array of desserts.

Your package includes:

  • Premier admission ticket allowing access to all public enclosures
  • Four-course à la carte
  • Reserved table for the date
  • Access to an exclusive viewing balcony
  • Race day programme
  • Table bar service
  • Tote betting facilities
  • Glass of bubbly on arrival


Ideally situated at the heart of the action close to the Parade Ring, this energetic and lively bar serves a variety of delicious dishes and a range of bubbly to make your taste buds pop! To enjoy a superb three course meal and reserved table you must book in advance. For feature meetings we advise you to book as early as possible as packages for this bar are extremely popular!

Your package includes:

  • Premier Admission Ticket with access to all areas of the course
  • Fine dining – three course meal
  • Reserved table for the duration of the meeting
  • Race day Programme Each

With breathtaking views across the racecourse a Private Box boasts an intimate backdrop perfect for creating memories with your guests.

The range of 60 private boxes can accommodate for parties between 8 to 160 guests, offering the option to relax and soak up the atmosphere right outside on your personal balcony or decking.